By Kimberly Kafafian So, you’ve heard about the host of benefits that having veterans in your workforce can bring to the organization. Your HR team has made the case and leadership is on board. Now, it’s time to get to work attracting this desirable talent. What should you be doing to get ahead of […]
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By Kimberly Kafafian Later this month we will be celebrating Hire a Veteran day. Because hiring from this group brings so much to the table, I want to expand the spotlight to shine on more than a single day on the calendar. I think it’s so important to share with employers the benefits leveraging […]
By Kimberly Kafafian With July 4th upon us, we can’t help but think of those who have made our freedom possible. We celebrate them with parades, firework shows, and barbeques. But, how can we give back to them? How can we show our appreciation for everything they have sacrificed for our country? I believe […]
By Nicole Martin When it comes to DEI&B, so much focus is put on the first three aspects: diversity, equity and inclusion. But the B – belonging – is the secret sauce for making the DEI initiatives work. While the D, E and I are critical, they simply aren’t enough on their own. If […]
By Kimberly Kafafian If you’re like many companies, chances are you’re struggling to fill positions. You have your HR teams strategizing together on how to attract the right talent. You’re boosting your employer branding efforts and devising new benefits packages. But nothing’s working. You need skilled talent now and you’re out of ideas. This […]
By Kimberly Kafafian You may have heard about certification programs for small businesses, as well as for businesses owned by minorities, women and veterans. But there is also a lesser known certification that we are excited to bring to your attention: LGBTQ+ owned businesses. This certification was first created by the National Gay and […]
By Kimberly Kafafian I read a quote from Rainbow Railroad that I want to share with you: “All humans are born free and equal in dignity and rights.” With it being Pride Month, we want to shine a spotlight on LGBTQ+ diversity and inclusion. What is your company doing to make sure your LGBTQ+ […]
By Kimberly Kafafian If I had to pick one HR topic for organizations to focus on in 2022, it would likely be employee wellness. The pandemic has shown us just how important it is to focus on the physical and mental health of the workforce. While doing so is obviously key for the employees […]
By Kimberly Kafafian The stats don’t lie. American workers are experiencing heightened rates of burnout. According to the American Psychological Association’s 2021 Work and Well-Being Survey, 79% of employees had experienced work-related stress in the month before the survey, with three in five reporting negative impacts of that stress. And Gallup found that about […]
By Kimberly Kafafian Pandemic aside, a new poll from Gallup indicates that the percentage of workers who feel that their employer cares about their wellbeing has plummeted. Back in May of 2020, 49% felt that their organizations had a genuine concern for them, their work and their lives. But that number has now drastically […]